MCMS scores a win over Loganville Red Devils 20-12
By Nick Nunn
Last Wednesday, the Morgan County Bullpups beat the Loganville Red Devils 12-20.
The Red Devils received to begin the first half of gameplay, but weren’t able to capitalize on the possession.
Morgan County’s defense held Loganville to only eight yards during their next drive, and a botched punt attempt by the Red Devils gave the Pups the ball on the Red Devil nine-yard line.
Dalton Cole took the ball into the endzone, and Sam Kuperberg kicked the extra point bringing the score to 7-0 four seconds into in the second quarter.
KeAndre Williams recovered a fumble by the Red Devils during their next possession, but the Bullpups soon found themselves in a fourth-and-long situation and had to punt.
The Red Devils scored their first touchdown of the game during their next drive, but couldn’t pull off a 2-point conversion. The score was 7-6 with less than three minutes to go in the first half.
Loganville managed to gain possession of the ball after their kick off after Morgan County dropped the ball on the return, but Lamarcus Stokes was able to intercept the ball for Morgan County on the next play.
However, there was a fumble on the first play of the Bullpups’ drive, and the Red Devils got the ball on Morgan County’s six-yard line.
“We just have to work through turnovers,” said Head Coach Stacy Webb.
Loganville was able to score two plays later. Another failed two-point conversion attempt set the score at 7-12, and, despite a steady drive by the Bullpups in the final two minutes of the quarter, the score would remain the same through halftime.
The Red Devils executed a successful onside kick to start the second half, but the Bullpup defense was able to keep them from scoring.
Morgan County was able to score on their next drive thanks, in large part, to a couple of long carries by MJ Webb, including a 19-yard touchdown run.
“MJ is one of our strongest kids and loves the game,” commented Coach Webb. “We are glad to have him.”
The Bullpups didn’t get the extra point, but they were back in the lead 13-12 with a minute and a half left in the third quarter.
The Pups had the ball back by the beginning of the fourth quarter. The first play of the last quarter was a 60-yard carry by Stokes for a touchdown. The extra point was good, bringing the score to 20-12.
Despite some close calls, neither team was able to score in the remaining seven minutes of the fourth quarter, and time ran out on the Red Devils at the Morgan County 20-yard line.
The final score was 20-12, the Bullpups’ third win of the season.
Next week, Morgan County faces the Putnam County War Eagles at home. The game should be a tough match-up for the Bullpups.
“Putnam has the best record,” said Coach Webb about their next opponents. “We will just have to bring our A game.”
Printed in the October 4th edition.